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There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
84

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

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Engadget Review

GoPro's Hero3 Black Edition is the most capable action camera available today. It gives users higher resolution and higher frame rate options than the competition, but its battery life leaves much to be desired.

Pros
  • High-quality, high-resolution video
  • Small size
  • Outstanding build quality
Cons
  • Short battery life
  • 4K video hamstrung by low frame rate
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Scores

Engadget

84
 

User Reviews

100
rickschwar
I bought the old GoPro and it was nice, but this blows it away. The only negative...read more
60
tcamilli99
I initially loved the camera despite poor battery life (which can be managed...read more
100
tilarium
A gadget unicorn - Engadget
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85
Average Critic Score

Battery life

55
 

Video recording quality

89
 

Recording capacity

80
 

Design and form factor

77
 

Audio recording quality

85
 

Ease of use

72
 

Durability

93
 

Portability

89
 

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80
 

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65
 
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